Castaic is a small unincorporated community in Los Angeles County just north of the city of Santa Clarita and about 39 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Its official birth was in 1915 when the California Highway Commission completed the old Ridge Route, a trail that went over the tops of the mountains from Gorman to Castaic. The Ridge Route was considered an engineering masterpiece and reduced travel time from Los Angeles to Bakersfield by about 60 miles. However, the sharp turns created treacherous rides for many travelers in the 1920's and 30's. In 1933 construction began on Interstate 5 from Gorman to Castaic, which created a much safer way to commute!
Parker Ranch brought suburban homes to Castaic in the 1920's when parcels were subdivided.
Now Castaic is home to numerous families enjoying the various communities of Hillcrest, North Lake, Hasley Hills, and the equestrian and estate homes in Hasley Canyon.
Castaic Lake consists of two separate lakes, sandy beaches, over 30 miles of shoreline, and offers many outdoor activities such as boating, sailing, water skiing, fishing, and swimming.
Some of the distinct Castaic neighborhoods found in zip code 91384 are: Hasley Hills - homes located near Hasley Canyon Road and between the Valencia Business Park and Interstate 5; Hasley Canyon - ranch homes and estates with horse property situated in a rural country area not far from Hasley Hills; Hillcrest - an area off of Hillcrest Parkway with a number of different tracts of homes, offering many choices in styles and floorplans; North Lake - a master planned neighborhood overlooking Castaic Lake.
The Castaic Sports Complex, which was planned with input from the residents of Castaic, is situated on a
54 acre site and provides an aquatic center, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, baseball diamonds, gymnasium, indoor volleyball, skate park, walking paths, horseshoe pits, children's play areas, community rooms with kitchen, and picnic areas. The Castaic Aquatics Center, which was dedicated in 2013, features a 6425 square foot pool, a 4435 square foot recreation pool with an integrated splash pad, and over 12,500 square foot pool building.
The Sports Complex provides many recreational activities and programs for all ages, and is a popular amenity in
Castaic Elementary School is a California Distinguished School, and Castaic Middle School is a nationally recognized School to Watch, and are both located in the Hillcrest community. Other Castaic schools are Live Oak Elementary and Northlake Hills Elementary, both California Distinguished Schools.